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Monika Jetzin

General Manager

Monika Jetzin has been the head of SJT Trivent for over 25 years. She is a PR advisor and a professional conference organizer dealing with international event management – both academic and non-academic for EU-sponsored events. She managed events in locations are diverse as the European Union, the USA, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Russia, Indonesia, Seychelles, Armenia, Jordan, Turkey, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, China, Tajikistan, the Philippines. She is a member of the Hungarian Association of Event Organizers and the Hungarian Hydrological Society.

Teodora C. Artimon


Head of the Trivent Medieval Imprint;

Teodora C. Artimon received her PhD in Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest in 2015. She dealt with the myth-making processes in the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries. Her primary research interests are the history of the medieval imaginary and otherness, medievalism and the different understandings of the Middle Ages in the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries. Apart from her academic career, she has been working with Trivent for over 10 years in event management and PR.



Andreas Wilmes

Editor-in-Chief, Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence

Head of the Trivent Conflict & Violence Imprint

Andreas Wilmes received his PhD in philosophy from the Université Paris-Descartes (France). His doctoral studies dealt with the epistemological issues raised by the phenomenon of serial murder in respect to criminal investigation and forensic psychiatry. He is currently affiliated with the Centre de Recherche sur les Liens Sociaux (CERLIS, Université Paris-Descartes, France), and is a Philosophy Lecturer at the West University of Timisoara. Andreas Wilmes is member of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R) and of the Romanian Center for Penitentiary Studies (CRSP). Along with Joan-Antoine Mallet, he published the edited volume Figures Philosophiques du Conflit (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2017). In the last few years, he wrote papers on René Girard’s mimetic theory, Hegelianism and the philosophical issues raised by the concept of psychopathy.


Anto Čartolovni

Head of the Trivent Ethics in Science & Technology Imprint

Anto Čartolovni, Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Croatia, received his Ph.D. in Bioethics from the Institute for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Catholic University Sacred Heart (Rome-Italy). His main research areas are Ethics of emerging technologies (AI, Big data), Philosophy of technology, Bioethics, Neuroethics and Philosophy of medicine. In the last few years, he published extensively on different topics regarding bioethics, ethics of neuroethologies, genome editing, etc. He is currently involved in several international and national projects and has been deeply involved as an ethics expert in several organizations and as a member of ethical committees and IRB boards.


Karl Christian Alvestad

Series editor, Medievalism

Karl Christian Alvestad has since August 2018 been an Associate Professor in Social Studies at the Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies, University of South-Eastern Norway. He completed his PhD in History at the University of Winchester, UK, in 2016. His thesis Kings, Heroes and Ships: The Use of Historical Characters in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Perceptions of the Early Medieval Scandinavian Past looked at the use of Viking Age history in the development of Norwegian national identity in the nineteenth and twentieth century. His research focuses on the role of medievalism in politics and culture in Scandinavia, as well as early medieval political culture in Norway, and the cult of St Olaf. Among Karl Christian’s most recent work is a chapter on the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland’s relationship with the neo-gothic, and an article on outlining elements of Norwegian nationalistic medievalism before 1940.

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Miriam A. Bibby

Editor-in-chief, Cheiron: The International Journal of Equine and Equestrian History

Miriam A. Bibby gained her BA Joint Honours degree in Archaeology and Geography, specialising in British prehistory, at the University of Nottingham. After then gaining her Certificate in Egyptology with distinction at the University of Manchester, she became a teacher and course developer for the University’s networked learning course in Egyptology. Gaining her MPhil in 2000 on the topic of the Horse in Ancient Egypt, that year Miriam also founded, and was the original editor of Ancient Egypt Magazine. She has curated and worked on various museum projects with the Manchester Museum, the Clan Armstrong Trust Museum, Beamish Museum and Gilnockie Tower. She has also worked in heritage management, being responsible for the delivery of two historic trails in south west Scotland, the Eskdale Prehistoric Trail and the Border Reiver Trail. Her work has been published in numerous journals and magazines and she has presented at many conferences and day schools. She is former editor of the equestrian magazine Hoofprint and was involved at senior regional level in endurance riding in the 1980s. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Glasgow on the influence of the Galloway horse, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.


Fabrizio Conti

Series editor, Advances in the History of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

Fabrizio Conti, (PhD, CEU, 2011) teaches courses in Medieval History, Renaissance Studies, and Western Civilization at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. He is the author of Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan (Brepols, 2015).


Andrei Constantinescu

Series editor, Advances in Cell Signaling and Diseases

Andrei Constantinescu earned his PhD in 2014 at the University of Strasbourg, France, in the field of Cellular and Molecular Biology with the thesis entitled Study of Interactions Between Endocrine and Exocrine Pancreas Mediated by Microparticles in Cystic Fibrosis: Impact of Infections and Immunosuppressive drugs. His research to shed light on the poorly-known mechanisms of communication between exocrine and endocrine pancreas, which are essential for the organ functionality and could stand as a crossroad towards the progress of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Andrei revealed a new concept of interactions between exocrine and endocrine pancreas mediated by exocrine cell-derived microparticles, as scaffold for pancreatic dysfunction in cystic fibrosis. The related results were published as distinct articles in ISI-indexed journals.

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Mihai Dragnea

Collaborating editor

Mihai Dragnea is an associate researcher at the University of South-Eastern Norway since 2019. He is the president of the Balkan History Association and the editor-in-chief of Hiperboreea, the journal affiliated to the association. He is also a contributor to the International Medieval Bibliography and the International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance, published by Brepols and coordinated by the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds. His interests and collaboration include cultural, social and political relations between Germans, Scandinavians and Wends during the High Middle Ages, Viking Age, early Slavic ethnicity and state formation, and identity and conflict in the Balkans. His PhD dissertation entitled "Mission and Crusade in the Wendish Territory, 12th Century" was published in Romanian (2019). A second book "The Wendish Crusade, 1147: The Development of Crusading Ideology in the Twelfth Century" was published by Routledge (2019).

George Dunn

Series editor, Polemos kai Stasis – Philosophy and Violence

George A. Dunn has taught philosophy and religion at a number of universities in both the United States and the People’s Republic of China, including Purdue University, the University of Indianapolis, and Renmin University of China. He is currently a special research fellow at the Institute for Globalizing Civilization at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. He is the editor or co-editor of seven books, including The Philosophy of Christopher Nolan and A New Politics for Philosophy: Essays on Plato, Nietzsche, and Strauss


Bianca Fileborn

Series editor, Gender-Based Violence

Dr. Bianca Fileborn is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr Fileborn’s work is broadly concerned with examining assemblages of sexual violence, space/place, culture and identity, and informal and innovative justice responses to violence. Her recent projects include: an exploration of sexual violence at Australian music festivals (with Dr Phillip Wadds); service providers’ perspectives on young LGBTQ+ people’s involvement in domestic and family violence (with A/Prof Angela Dwyer, and A/Prof Matthew Ball); and an examination of innovative justice responses to street-based harassment. Bianca has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, such as The British Journal of Criminology, Violence Against Women, The Journal of Sex Research, and Archives of Sexual Behavior. She is the author of Reclaiming the Night-Time Economy: Unwanted Sexual Attention in Pubs and Clubs, and co-editor of the forthcoming edited collection #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change (with Dr Rachel Loney-Howes), published with Palgrave Macmillan. She is also a frequent media commentator, and writes regularly for outlets such as The Conversation.

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Matthew Gillis

Series editor, Renovatio – Studies in the Carolingian World

Matthew Bryan Gillis is associate professor in history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The author of Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais (Oxford, 2017), he studies early medieval Europe and especially the religious and intellectual history of the Carolingian Empire in the eighth and ninth centuries. His aim is to develop new and creative ways of viewing authors, texts and ideas from that period in order to challenge our understanding of the medieval past. To that end, he is currently investigating horror imagery, concepts, narratives and rhetoric in Frankish poetic, theological and historical sources. His current book project explores the links between such horror and portrayals of Christian heroism in Viking Age France.

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Gerhard Jaritz

Series editor, History and Art

Gerhard Jaritz has been a professor at the Department of Medieval Studies of Central European University (Budapest) since 1993. He was a senior research fellow at the Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (presently part of the University of Salzburg) in Krems between 1973 and 2014. He was a lecturer in the history of medieval material culture at the University of Graz between 1978 and 2002. He was also a guest lecturer at the University of Vienna, the University of Salzburg, the University of Zürich, the University of Sofia, and the University of Copenhagen where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2004. His fields of interest include history of everyday life, history of visual culture and gender history.

Rachel Loney-Howes

Series editor, Gender-Based Violence

Dr Rachel Loney-Howes is a lecturer in Criminology, in the School of Health and Society at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her work explores the use of digital media for anti-sexual violence activism, including mapping the digital footprint of the #MeToo movement in collaboration with other leading international scholars. She is the recent recipient of a Criminology Research Council Grant with Associate Professors Georgina Heydon and Nicola Henry exploring the use of alternative reporting options for victim-survivors of sexual assault in Australia. Alongside Dr Bianca Fileborn, she is the co-editor of the collected edition #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change. She is also the author of the book Online anti-rape activism: Exploring the politics of the personal in the age of digital media forthcoming 2020.

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Claudiu Mesaroș

Series editor, Communication and Philosophy

Claudiu Mesaroș is assistant professor and doctoral advisor at the Philosophy and Communication Sciences Department – West University of Timişoara, Romania. He teaches the History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, the Philosophy of Aristotle, Introduction to Imagology, Philosophy as a Way of Life. He is a member of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, the Kant Society in Romania, the Romanian Philosophical Association, the International Society Toma d’Aquino - Romanian branch, the Romanian Association for Religious Studies, and the Romanian Association of Educators in Journalism and Communication. He authored and edited several books: Filosofia ca act de rescriere. Studii de istoriografie filosofică (Philosophy as an act of re-writing); Filosofia Sfântului Gerard de Cenad în context cultural și biografic (The philosophy of Saint Gerard of Cenad in the cultural and biographical context); Knowledge Communication: Transparency, Democracy, Global Governance; Filosofii cerului. O introducere critică în filosofia medievală (“The Philosophers of the Sky. A Critical introduction in Mediaeval Philosophy”); Pierre Abelard: Commentaries in Porphyry. On Universals, with corresponding fragments from Porphyry, Boethius and John of Salisbury.


Mihail Mitrea

Series editor, Sylloge – Library of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

Mihail Mitrea is a researcher in Byzantine philology at the Institute for South-East European Studies of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest. He recently completed a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual research fellowship in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University (2018–2020). He received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh (2018) with a thesis on the hagiographic works of Philotheos Kokkinos, which he is currently reworking into a monograph. He has held several fellowships awarded by prestigious research institutions such as the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (2014–2015) and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C., Trustees for Harvard University (2016–2017). Mihail’s editorial work includes Tradition and Transformation: Dissent and Consent in the Mediterranean (Kiel: Solivagus Verlag, 2016, review here). His research interests focus on late-Byzantine literature, hagiography, epistolography, theology, as well as Greek palaeography and textual criticism. For more details on his research, please visit his institutional profile and Mihail welcomes proposals and queries related to Sylloge – Library of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies series at


Bálint Németh

Series editor, Engineering and Industry

Bálint Németh received his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and is now a senior lecturer and the Head of the High Voltage Laboratory at the same university. He is also working on behalf of the National Power Line Ltd. in Hungary as a developmental adviser. His main research fields are high voltage techniques, diagnostics, live working, lightning protection, and asset management. He has more than 70 SUBJECT MATTERS and is a member of several CIGRE WGs, as well as CIGRE SC A2 and IEC TC 78.

Emma Nottingham

Series editor, Paediatric Bioethics

Assya Pascalev

Series editor, Perspectives in Bioethics

Assya Pascalev, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA. She is Founding Director and Senior Research Scholar at the Bulgarian Center for Bioethics. Assya Pascalev is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Philosophy from Bowling Green State University, USA, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. She is a research associate at Georgetown University Medical Center and a member of the Medical Academy of Washington, DC. Assya Pascalev conducts research in the field of biomedical ethics, applied and professional ethics, ethical theory and applied philosophy. She has published extensively on end of life ethics, the ethics of biotechnology, food ethics and the ethics of human subject research.

Lajos Rácz

Series editor, Environmental History in Central-Eastern Europe

Lajos Rácz is professor of the Szeged University (Hungary) and his research area are the climate and environmental history. He pursued studies at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris, where Bernard Lepetit and Jean-Yves Grenier directed his researches. In the 1990s, Lajos Rácz received several times scholarships at the Historical Institute of Bern University where he worked under the direction of Christian Pfister. Rácz performed climate history researches at the Masaryk University (Brno) together with Rudolf Brázdil and Petr Dobrovolny. In 2003 and 2004 he received a scholarship at the Netherland Institute for Advanced Studies with the support of Petra van Dam. In 2010 and 2011, Rácz was researching in Munich at the Rachel Carson Center, with Christof Mauch’s support. Lajos Rácz specialized in the climate history of the Carpathian Basin during the Early Modern and Modern Times. He reconstructed the climate history of Hungary based on documentary sources. Rácz also researches the environmental crises of the Carpathian Basin. He obtained his PhD title in 1995 and the title of doctor of Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2004. Rácz was the founding member of the European Society for Environmental History (2001) and the International Society for Historical Climatology (2012), and he was the regional representative of ESEH between 2001 and 2009.

Anastasija Ropa

Series editor, Rewriting Equestrian History

Anastasija Ropa holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales), for a study in medieval and modern Arthurian literature. She has published several articles on medieval and modern Arthurian literature, focusing on its historical and artistic aspects. Anastasija is a member of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society and of the Centre for Arthurian Studies. She is currently employed as guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Anastasija’s most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary sources and documents, and she has been one of the organizers of sessions on medieval equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds since 2016.

Maria Alessia Rossi

Series editor, Eastern European Visual Culture and Byzantium (13th - 17th c.)

Maria Alessia Rossi (PhD, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2017) is an Art History Specialist at the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University. She specializes in Byzantine artistic production and patronage in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the role of the miraculous in text and image, and the artistic and iconographic exchanges between the Byzantine Empire, the Balkans, and the Latin West.

Michelle M. Sauer

Series editor, Gender in the Middle Ages

Alice Isabella Sullivan

Series editor, Eastern European Visual Culture and Byzantium (13th - 17th c.)

Alice Isabella Sullivan (PhD, University of Michigan, 2017) is a historian of art, architecture, and visual culture, specializing in the artistic production of East-Central Europe and the Byzantine-Slavic cultural spheres between ca. 1300 and ca. 1700. Her current projects focus on the history, art, and culture of late medieval Moldavia and regions of the Carpathian Mountains that developed at the intersection of the Latin, Greek, Slavic, and Islamic traditions.

Janos I. Toth

Series editor, Medicine, Biology, Ethics and Bioethics

János I. Tóth (PhD, dr. habil) is an associate professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Szeged (Hungary). His main research areas are environmental philosophy, social philosophy, bioethics. He is the author of over 90 publications. His major books include Game Theory and Society (1997), Chapters from Environmental Philosophy (2007), Game Theory with Social Philosophical Applications (2010), Environmental Ethics (2015).


Mónica A. Walker Vadillo

Series editor, History and Art

Mónica A. Walker Vadillo obtained her Ph.D. cum laude in the History of Art from Complutense University in Madrid in 2013. She also holds two additional Masters in Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), and the History of Art from the University of Florida in Gainesville (U.S.A.). Her research interests are connected not only with the study of gender, animals, and medieval manuscripts, but also with the study of medievalism in popular visual culture. She has presented the outcome of her research in numerous national and international congresses and she has been invited to give public conferences in Madrid (Spain), Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) and Louisville (Kentucky, U.S.A.). In addition, she has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and edited collections. Furthermore, she has already published a monograph title Bathsheba in Late Medieval Manuscript Illumination: Innocent Object of Desire or Agent of Sin? Since 2009, she has been an active member of the Medieval Animal Data-Network (MAD), organizing two of their international meetings and being involved as one of the editors in the publication of the proceedings of these meetings. She is also the co-editor of the academic blog of MAD ( and their social media strategist.

M. Blake Wilson

Series editor, Criminal Justice and Philosophy

M. Blake Wilson is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University, Stanislaus. His upcoming book, A Philosophy of Criminal Justice (Trivent) explores solutions and alternatives to many of the current controversies in criminal justice such as mass incarceration and overcriminalization. He is currently editing Philosophical Perspectives on Crime, Violence, and Justice (Trivent). In addition to his work in law, philosophy, and political theory, he enjoys cross-pollinating these fields of study with his interests in music, science fiction, and film. The Philosophy of Werner Herzog (Lexington Books), co-edited with Chris Turner, was published in 2020. 

Luciana de F. C. de M. ZISCHLER

Series editor, Advances in Cell Signaling and Diseases

Luciana Zischler holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Parana (1998) and a Masters in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Federal University of Paraná (2000). She has a PhD in Health Sciences from PUC-PR (2016) and performed a one-year collaboration (funded by CAPES) at Dr. Olivier Micheau Laboratory at the University of Burgundy, Dijon, France - Inserm U866. Luciana has experience in conducting research projects on apoptosis, TRAIL signaling, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and ubiquitination. Today, she is active in the investigation of the role of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in the resistance to cell death in neuroblastoma. From 2001 to 2019, she was an Adjunct Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná. She has experience in Cell Biology and Embryology, working mainly in the following subjects: cellular biology, developmental biology, tumor biology, apoptosis, ubiquitin-proteasome system.


Andrew Keltner

Andrew studied Political Science, Religious Studies, and Latin American Studies, earning his BUS from the University of New Mexico (USA). He is currently finishing his MA in Philosophy. He has worked as a copy-editor for the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence and the Institut de Practiques Philosophiques in Paris, France.

Christopher Mielke

Christopher Mielke is currently an advanced doctoral student at the Department of Medieval Studies at the Central European University in Budapest where he is working on his dissertation entitled “Every hyacinth the garden wears: the archaeology of medieval queenship in Hungary, 1000-1395”. This will be a study of the material culture and space of the Hungarian queens of the Árpádian and Angevin dynasties utilizing historic al, archaeological, and art historical data. Prior to coming to CEU, he had received an MA in History from the University of Maryland-College Park in 2010, and an MA in Medieval Archaeology from the University of Reading in 2011. Since 2012 he has also been one of the organizers and lead correspondents for CEU Medieval Radio ( and has interviewed over sixty guests on the bi-weekly program “Past Perfect!”

Joseph Sherren

Joseph Sherren received his MA in Art History from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In Fall, 2015 he successfully defended his graduate thesis entitled “Discovering a New Identity: Influences of the German Avant-Garde on Transatlantic Modernists from the United States.” He specializes in transcultural visual arts. He was a contributing writer to the Art History Graduate Research Symposium in Spring, 2015 with a submission entitled “Ottoman Coffee and Arts: Expressions of Homoeroticism and the Homosocial Space in the Middle Period of the Ottoman Empire.” Prior to this, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mount St. Mary’s University in 2010 and continued with two years of post-baccalaureate studies in art history at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently employed with Historic Annapolis, a non-profit historical organization based in Annapolis, Maryland. He assists with collection management, facilitates loans, and conducts research on objects both in and considered for the collection.

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